Saturday, April 30, 2011

PJ's music masterclass

PJ took over on the Casio and entertained us with Toccata and Fugue in D minor, by Bach. It was a little tricky on the slightly small keys, but impressive nonetheless.

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Barbecue at Fi and Grae's

Fi and Grae had a barbecue this weekend. It was a very good turn out, Marion and Hannah were over from Australia, and it was a belated party for Harvey's 8th Birthday. The weather was good, if a little chilly, so Grae started a fire (the firepit was abandoned as the parts didn't fit together!). We eventually went inside where we had some musical entertainment from Grae and John.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sarpsborg 08 v Stabæk

I went with Mona and Bjarte to watch Hanne play for Sarpsborg 08 in a football game against Stabæk for the girls' under 19 team. Sadly Hanne's team lost 4-1, but they were a bit unlucky in the second half with a number of very good chances going very close.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Trip to Spyderberg

We took a trip out to Spyderberg to see Mona, Bjarte and the kids...though Henrik and Hanne are not exactly kids any more! Hanging around as well was Laffen their cute dog who is always keen for a cuddle. The weather was good, and we had a great time chatting and laughing...staying up to 3.30am Sunday morning! Sunday we had a nice breakfast before taking Laffen for a walk before we sadly had to leave.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Oslo Opera House

Siv and I took a trip around the new Oslo Opera House. As you can see, it was a marvellous day for the walk around, getting the best of the views, and clearing our heads a bit after last night!

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Breakfast in Oslo

Siv and I went for breakfast in Oslo. We passed this part of a tree, cut away, but still embedded onto the railings where it had grown over the years. Our breakfast of homemade sandwiches and pastries and coffee was at the award winning Pascal!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Meeting up with Derek and Coppo

On Friday evening, Siv and I were going to have a small walk around Oslo, something to eat and then have an early night. However we bunped into Derek in Karl Johans Gate. He mentioned that some people were going to Buckleys for a few drinks. Siv and I had some food before catching up with them, and saw that Coppo was back in town! We even followed on to The Whisky bar, for not such an early night...but good fun! We met martin who is opening The Dirty Cow pub in Oslo this week - Good luck!

Coppo, Derek, me and Martin

Rick's BBQ rub!

Fran's made up a batch of Rick's special home made BBQ rub which is gathering a lot of local interest in the Drexel Hill area, who knows maybe its Wal-Mart next!!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Welcome to club '63

Having a drink after work with some people in my meetings we discovered Terje from DnB Norway and Deirdre from DnB New York, and myself are all born within a couple of months of each other.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Changing the guard in Oslo

Walking through Slottsparken, I watched the end of day changing of the guard by the Royal Palace in Oslo.

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Sunday, April 03, 2011

Crabbing at Thornham

On Sunday morning we got up early (though not early enough) to go crabbing at the harbour in Thornham. Unfortunately the tide was on its way out when we arrived, but we still managed to find a place where we could drop our lines in an caught about a dozen crabs. The weather was chilly but marvellously bright, so it was a shame when we had to leave and come home.

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

The forest at Thornham

On the way back to the car, we passed through a forest with lots of odd shaped trees that Nori and Eirik had great fun climbing along the branches of.

Thornham forest from martin clinton on Vimeo.